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Outlandish Things Rich People Foolishly Waste Money On

TristaOctober 22, 2021

2. Concierge Medicine

If you have your own private plane, private yacht, private doomsday condo, private home theater, private bowling alley, et cetera, why not go all the way and get your own private hospital? No one wants to have to wait in a crowded emergency room. You are surrounded by people who may have contagious illnesses. Moreover, there’s a good chance you will get sick. Stay in a five-star hotel inside your own home, instead. Some rich people have thrown away upwards of a million dollars to have their own private hospital inside their mansions. They come complete with an emergency room and an on-call doctor. At least they probably don’t have to worry about out-of-network fees with their health insurance. 

On the same level of ridiculousness and wastefulness of money is buying a second mansion, not for your guests but for your horses. In Florida, one exclusive community for the super-rich boasts mega-mansions for horses. Besides, stables are for the horses of the poor. And it is not uncommon for rich people to throw down $100,000 to have a closet put in that is large enough to be a house. But then again, they do need somewhere to store the hundreds of pairs of shoes and thousands of clothing items and accessories they’ve accumulated. Nobody on earth needs these amenities, especially not when there is so much homelessness and hunger in America.


1. Buying A Helicopter

Buying a plane ticket is nice, and getting a first-class seat is nicer. They can cost thousands of dollars more than a regular seat, all for a bigger seat that reclines. That glass of wine that you get in first class ends up being one of the most expensive glasses of wine ever. But why bother flying first class when you have a private plane? Actor Brad Pitt has 19 vehicles in his garage, ranging from multiple motorcycles to cars to a private plane. Moreover, since he could pay for it, he got the private plane he wanted, a World War II-era plane he learned to fly himself, a Spitfire. 

Nevertheless, why stop at a private plane when your fiancé decides to buy you a helicopter? In 2013, Angelina Jolie bought her husband a private helicopter, complete with private lessons so that he could learn how to fly it. There is no need for anyone to have a private helicopter, especially if he already has a private plane that he can fly whenever he wants to. A massive waste of money? There is no doubt that the power couple could afford the extravagant garage, but there’s no need.